• IMPORTANT UPDATE

    Due to conflicts, we have moved our Band Camp one week earlier, July 19-23, 2021! Make your plans to join us by registering and saving your spot!

    Jazz and Strings Camp will be held during the same weeks as previously scheduled!

  • General Information

    We are excited to finally bring our summer camps back to the campus of California Baptist University this summer of 2021. The format of the camps will be in-person day camps from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Registration is available now!

    CBU Summer Music Camps provide high-level musical training for young musicians through intensive, week-long camps. These camps focus on musicianship, pedagogy, theory and performance through daily rehearsals and classes. Open to junior high and high school students, the CBU camps foster growth and character in each musician while building the great tradition of music appreciation.

    We want you with us at camp. If you need assistance, especially financially, let us know. We want to help get your young musician re-acclimated back to making music together and building our community in the arts, once again. Registration for each camp is below. In the meantime, if you have questions, you may send an email to Dr. Moon, CBU Summer Music Camp Director, at gmoon@calbaptist.edu. 

  • Registration Fees

    All 2021 CBU Summer Music Camps are set at $150, which covers tuition and lunch! 
    All week-long camps run daily from 9AM to 4PM

    • Jazz Camp (deadline to register is June 9, 2021)
    • Band Camp (deadline to register is July 1, 2021)
    • Strings Camp (deadline to register is July 1, 2021)

    Registration is done through one single portal. You may find it here. Exciting news! We will be offering sibling discounts (10%) and also a 10% discount for those registering for both Jazz and Band/Orchestra camp! Email Dr. Moon for more information!

  • Choir Camp

    Due to COVID restrictions and safety guidelines, the CBU summer camps will not be presenting choir camps this summer. We look forward to bringing them back in 2022!

  • Jazz Camp

    Open to students entering grades 7th-12th grade in fall 2021, the jazz camp welcomes young musicians interested in learning the art of jazz. Led by CBU director of jazz studies, Dan St. Marseille, the camp will include daily classes in improvisation, theory and performance. The camp will host two jazz bands: a junior high and high school ensemble.

    Prospective participants must have at least one year of experience on their primary instrument. No prior experience in jazz is required to attend the camp.

    REGISTER FOR JAZZ CAMP
    Deadline to register for Jazz Camp is June 9, 2021

  • Band Camp

    The CBU Band Camp invites young musicians entering the 7th through 12th grade in fall 2021. The bands will be led by Dr. Guy Holliday, director of bands at CBU. The camp will host daily experiences in ensemble rehearsal, sectionals, instrumental pedagogy and more. Participants must have at least one year of experience on their instrument.

    REGISTER FOR BAND CAMP
    Deadline to register is July 1, 2021

    Concert Band (Grades 7 - 9)
    For emerging wind band instrumentalists (woodwinds, brass, and percussion) who have studied their instrument for at least one year. Emphasis on reinforcing good fundamental technique on the instrument, including breath support, tone quality, and intonation. Grade 2-3 repertoire. 

    Wind Ensemble (Grades 9 - 12)
    For advanced wind band instrumentalists who have played their instrument for at least two years. Areas of emphasis will include characteristic tone production, and advanced concepts of intonation, blend and balance. Grade 3-4 repertoire will be studied.

  • Strings Camp

    The CBU Strings Camp invites young musicians entering the 7th through 12th grade in fall 2021. The orchestras will be directed by Dr. Gene Moon, director of orchestral studies at CBU. The camp will host daily experiences in ensemble rehearsal, sectionals, instrumental pedagogy and more. Participants must have at least one year of experience on their instrument. 

    REGISTER FOR STRINGS CAMP
    Deadline to register is July 1, 2021

    Concert Strings (Grades 7 - 9)
    For emerging string players (violin, viola, cello, and double bass) with at least one year of previous experience. Emphasis will be on developing excellent technique and applying that to Grade 2-3 repertoire. 

    Symphony Orchestra (Grades 9 - 12)
    For more advanced high school string players, the symphony orchestra offers students a week-long orchestral experience. A variety of challenging works for strings will be performed. At least two years of experience is expected.